25/03/2023 07:58 PM | Click to read full article
Our planet was hit by a really powerful solar storm yesterday (March 24) but no one saw it coming. The US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gave the geomagnetic storm a severity grade of G4, which is the second-highest grade possible. A G4 grade solar storm can potentially cause widespread voltage control problems for power grids. It can also cause protection systems to mistakenly trip key electric assets of the grid.